Normally I enjoy a good novelty bag a lot more in theory than I do in my closet, but the Kate Spade The Journal Newspaper Clutch is poking at a special place in my heart.

I spent a lot of time in college learning how to write hard news in an inverted pyramid and listening to professors pontificate on the unending importance of objectivity and the AP Style Book. I was taught to lay out a newspaper page and copy edit nearly anything. As it turns out, those skills aren’t all necessary in order for me to do my current job, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still feel a special fondness for newspapers. Combining a paper with a handbag gives me warm fuzzies like you wouldn’t believe.

Kate Spade has come to be somewhat known for its novelty bags, and the attention to detail paid on even a small clutch like this one is impressive. The clutch is marked as a Sunday edition from January 23, 2011, which actually was a Sunday. Someone in the brand’s design office looked it up before the bag was made, which to me indicates clearly the amount of thought that went into this little evening bag. The clutch is lined in red and closes magnetically to look more like a rolled-up newspaper than I would have previously thought possible for a handbag, and with such a reasonable price, I may be adding one to my collection shortly. Buy through Kate Spade for $125.

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